ABC's Lara Spencer Got a Divorce With Her Husband Ended 15 Years of Their Married Life: What About Children?

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It is not compulsory for two former couple or lovers to have friendly relationship even after the end of their love. Nobody knows it better than GMA's Lara Spencer who is believed to still posess a very happy relationship with her ex-husband. Learn all about it and also ,ore about her personal life.
ABC's Lara Spencer Got a Divorce With Her Husband Ended 15 Years of Their Married Life: What About Children?

Quick Information

  • Ex-Husband David Haffenreffer (m. 2000–2015)
  • Lesbian No
  • Body Measurements 36-26-36 inches
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Hair Long
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 9 (US)
  • Weight 57 Kg
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
  • College Penn State University
  • High School Garden City High School
  • Career 1985-present
  • Nominees Outstanding Reality Program (2005)
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Date of Birth Jun 19, 1969
  • Age 54 Years, 10 Months
  • Wedding Date Sep 1, 2018
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Husband/Spouse Richard McVey (m. 2018)
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Daughter/s Katharine Paige Haffenreffer
  • Son/s Duff Haffenreffer
  • Mother Carolyn von Seelen
  • Father Richard von Seelen
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Religion Christianity
  • Zodiac Sign Gemini
  • Birth Name Lara Christine von Seelen
  • Profession Television Presenter
  • Nationality American

It is not compulsory for two former couple or lovers to have a friendly relationship even after the end of their love. Nobody knows it better than Lara Spencer, who is believed to possess a satisfactory relationship with her ex-husband still.

Lara Spencer is mostly known as the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America (GMA). You have known her over the years but only as a journalist. Learn more about her child. Did you know she has an ex-husband? What about her children?

Married Life, Husband and Divorce Rumors!

The talk of break-ups seems never-ending among celebrities.

One of the most loved couple to separate was American TV journalist Lara Spencer and her 15-year long husband, David Haffenreffer, a former CNN reporter. The rumors of their separation had been going on for a long time, but on 22 March 2015, Spencer confirmed that their divorce would be finalized by that weekend.


Sacred marriage vows bonded the ex-couple for 15 years. It is surprising to hear that a couple married for so long could separate so instantly. Together, the couple shares two children; a daughter, Kate who is 12 years old and a son, Duff, who is 16 years of age whom they both consider the best part of their lives.

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She seems to be an excellent mother and likes to spend tons of time together with her children. She also posted on Instagram with her children on Mother's Day.

There was also an excellent video covered by 'US Weekly' between Lara and Kate. The video was featured on Mother's Day as well and featured them making crafts together.

Healthy Relation Even After Divorce!

Lara gave an exclusive statement to Page Six saying,

“After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. It’s a sad decision that did not come easily, especially because we respect and love each other and our children. They remain our top priority. We will raise them and care for them together.”

Lara Spencer and David Haffenreffer posing together (Photo:

They had held their wedding back in 2000 in Southampton while she was a reporter for WABC-TV and a “GMA” contributor.

David was a contributor at the time to “Ahead of the Curve,” a morning show on CNN. They seem very alike and have remained friends even after the divorce. The couple went on a vacation with their children before the divorce. So, what could have caused separation in such an understanding and alike couple?

Cause For Their Divorce:

A source told,

“The relationship really came apart when Lara was working for ‘The Insider’, and they were living in Los Angeles. She was never home and was always working. David has been the primary caregiver for their two children, and Lara was the primary breadwinner. Even though David comes from old money, Lara earned significantly more. She wore the pants in the relationship.”

Meanwhile, the source claimed,

“Lara has never gotten along with David’s parents, and that also became a big issue.”

Also, the insider claimed that Lara's flirting nature onscreen was too much to handle for her ex-husband.

Hip Replacement Surgery:

On August 2016, it was revealed that Lara would be going through a hip replacement surgery and she's "terrified." She was having troubles with her hip for a long time now dealt with excruciating pain because of it. It is because she has a genetic predisposition which will strike when you are younger if you're athletic.

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She always felt embarrassed to reveal this fact as she thought it was something only old people have.

She also said,

“I just want to say to anybody out there who suffers with chronic pain, I feel you. It takes over your life. It affects you emotionally, mentally, physically. What I wish I would have done is just taken care of this sooner and spoken up.”

So, it seems that Spencer unknowingly may have been the cause of the news. However, looking on the bright side, it appears that the couple is genuinely looking to be good friends in the future. They have become successful not to let their divorce hamper the lives of their children.

Lara Spencer With New Boyfriend-Turned-Husband

Lara Spencer's boyfriend after the divorce was revealed as Wall Street millionaire Financier, Rick McVey. The couple had first met on a blind date, which was set up by a mutual friend.

Rumors of their relationship spread when the couple was spotted together in New York City dining together. The $13.7 million worth Financier took Lara to date at the Broadwalk restaurant, Lure.

Lara was spotted wearing a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck mini dress with a pair of black suede over-the-knee boots while Rick arrived in a classy suit. The couple took their 8 pm reservation and were quite intimate during her date and even shared many kisses.

After their dinner, they were spotted walking while holding hands at 11 pm.

Lara Spencer dining with Rick McVey at Lure, New York City (Photo: Splash News)

The couple finally decided to take the next level in their relationship by getting married. Lara and Rick got engaged earlier in 2018, as confirmed by the duo’s rep. A few months later the same year, Lara and her financier husband got married.

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The pair exchanged their marital vows in Vail, Colorado in the presence of 135 of their dearest ones including Lara’s son Duff, who served as the escort for the bride.

Lara Spencer and Rick get married in a lavish ceremony in 2018 (Photo:

The wedding was the second time for both the bride and groom as Rick was also previously married and had three children from the relationship.

Lara’s spouse, Rick hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and is the son of an oil distributor, who invested in stocks as a hobby. After receiving an MBA from Indiana University, Rick started involving himself in the trade business.

He founded his company MarketAxess in 2000 with over $24 million capital in a rent-free windowless office provided JP Morgan where he formerly worked. His company is a successful enterprise regarding Small to Middle scale trading.

Meanwhile, Lara has also expanded her business territory and launched a glasses brand called Tura Glasses which is doing well with the customers.